TORCHBEARER 2020

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shimodahito
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TORCHBEARER 2020

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good day all,
The 2019 prize is getting packaged to send to our champion Yoohoo.
It's time for the once-a-year invite to the easiest picking (guessing) sumo game ever. No need for daily picks, no need for pre-basho picks; just a pair of picks will last a whole year!

Here's how it works.
The symbolic TORCH starts with the last rikishi and last rank on the 2020 HATSU BANZUKE (rikishi/rank at the bottom of jonokuchi). If the rikishi wins his bout (called a TORCH MATCH), he keeps the TORCH. If he loses, the TORCH is passed to the winner. Through the year, the TORCH will eventually make way up the banzuke as it is always passed to the winner. The object of the game is to pick the one rank and one rikishi you think will end up with the most points throughout the year's six bashos. Points are awarded to every rikishi and rank involved in a TORCH MATCH; and to players who finish closest to the FINAL TORCH position at the end of the year.

FINAL TORCH POINTS AT THE END OF THE 2019 KYUSHU BASHO:
25 points if you picked the final TORCH holding rikishi.
25 points if you picked the final TORCH holding rank.
PLUS...
10 points to the player(s) closest to the final TORCH holding rikishi.
10 points to the player(s) closest to the final TORCH holding rank.
9 points to the 2nd closest picks.
8 points to the 3rd closest picks.
7 points to the 4th closest picks.
6 points to the 5th closest picks.
5 points to the 6th closest picks.
4 points to the 7th closest picks.
3 points to the 8th closest picks.
2 points to the 9th closest picks.
1 point to the 10th closest picks.

(so if my math is correct, a minimum of 110 points (55 rank/55 rikishi) are guaranteed to be handed out at the end of the year)

TORCH MATCH POINTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR:
3 points for every TORCH MATCH your chosen rikishi wins.
3 points for every TORCH MATCH your chosen rank wins.
1 point for every TORCH MATCH your chosen rikishi loses.
1 point for every TORCH MATCH match your chosen rank loses.

The player with the most points at the end of the year will get a prize.

For historical reference, here's where the torch ended up in previous years:
2006, J2w
2007, Ms33w (highest position J7w)
2008, J7e (highest position J6w)
2009, J5e (highest position J3e)
2010, Ms58e (highest position J3e)
2011, J6e (highest position J4w)
2012, J2e (highest position J1e)
2013, Ms48e (highest position Ms4e)
2014, Ms49e (highest position Ms3e)
2015, J6w (highest position J1w)
2016, J11e (highest position J6e)
2017, Ms10w (highest position J13w)
2018, Ms8e (highest position J2e)
2019, J7e (highest position J4e)

Highest number of points: 59 by Profomisakari in 2009.

To play, please submit:
1) the rikishi you think will get the most points between now and the end of the 2019 Kyushu Basho.
and
2) the rank you think will get the most points between now and the end of the 2019 Kyushu Basho
.

The deadline for entries is one minute before the first TORCH MATCH starts... JST. Send new entries or updated entries to shimodahito(at)yahoo.com, by message on the forum, or post on this sumo forum thread. For players who miss the deadline, your 2019 picks will carry over to TORCHBEARER 2020 (as long as your rikishi pick is still active).

A "wildcard" drone pick, by default will be the lowest rikishi and rank on the HATSU BANZUKE and cannot be selected by any other player.

Good luck! The game is painless...one rank pick, one rikishi pick... no daily picks needed…. And a prize.

Ten+ years and still going!

-shimodahito

shimodahito
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2020

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Good day all,
I'm way late on this post, distracted by life stuff and travel.
Thanks to everyone who entered. We are up to 100 players: 45 returnee updates, 41 carry-overs, and a big welcome to 14 new players.

...The rikishi picks for TORCHBEARER 2020: For the second straight year, Ura had the most picks.

Abi (Ayagawa)
Akiseyama (Nantonoyama)
Akua (Munjeezy)
Asahisho (Fatakiyama)
Asagyokusei (Pitinosato)
Azumaryu (itchyknee)
Chiyonoo (Cydrome)
Daiamami (Aled-ap-Tomos & Ganzohnesushi & Jesinofuji)
Daiseido (shimodahito)
Dewanoryu (kuroimori & Oshirokita & Wamahada)
Enho (kedevash & Takanorappa)
Fujiazuma (ryafuji)
Fukamiyama (Johnofuji)
Fukuyama (Yubinaad)
Gagamaru (Daughter of Sukubidubidu)
Hakuyozan (Pandaazuma)
Hattorizakura (Mutsu’ohideki)
Hokutenkai (Kintamayama & Saruyama & Unkonoyama)
Hokutoryu (teo_heel)
Hoshoryu (Akōgyokuseki)
Irodori (Domichi)
Jokoryu (dingo)
Kaisho (Kitanoedo)
Kirinofuji (Kintaro)
Kirinoryu (Andreas21)
Kitanowaka (charliki/Gibuten & Hakuhonofan & Naganoyama)
Kotokuzan (Itachi)
Kyokutaisei (Sukubidubidu)
Masunoyama (Terarno)
Midorifuji (Toratorii)
Mitozakura (Nekonishiki)
Miyakojima (Athenayama)
Oshoryu/Motobayashi (Achiyama & Amamaniac & Benihana)
Murata (Haidouzo & Kaito & Profomisakari & Sakura)
Nakazono (ronnie/Gawasukotto)
Narutaki (Jason & Shokikogi)
Naya (MumboJumbo & Suwihuto)
Nishikigi (Jejima)
Obayama (Tsukiko)
Oisato (Tsubame)
Oki (Tsuchinoninjin)
Onosho (Hoshihitomi)
Roga (Chisaiyama & Houmanumi)
Ryuden (Kofuji-ICAN & Umigame)
Sadanohikari (Screeching Owl)
Sagatsukasa (Bugman)
Shiraishi (Rocks/Gansekiiwa)
Shonannoumi (Gurowake & Senkoho & Yukiarashi)
Taiga (wildcard)
Takakeisho (Derek)
Tanahashi (Wakatake)
Tanakayama (Sagi)
Terao (Ajisen & Getayukata)
Terunofuji (Fujisan & umbriel2)
Tobizaru (Obana)
Tochiseiryu (hitotsubushi)
Tokisakae (Shatsume)
Tokushoryu (Shio-kago)
Tomokaze (Akinomaki & Chankomafuji & code_number3 & Mmikasazuma)
Tsukahara (chishafuwaku & furanohana)
Tsurugisho (Shitamachi)
Ura (Andonishiki & ChickyStarr & Churaumi & Kaioshoryu & kotoshikona & orandashoho & Tenshinhan)
Wakaichiro (inhashi & Kosimazaki(PhorCillic))
Wakahiroto (Konrad/Konizan)
Wakamotoharu (Ryoshishokunin)
Wakatakakage (Uinseann)
Yago (Taikoubana)
Yoshoyama (McBugger)
Yutakanami (Yoohoo(Torideyama))


…The rank picks for TORCHBEARER 2019: And for the second straight year, Juryo 11 East had the most picks.

Y1E (Mutsu’ohideki)
J1E (rhyen & Terarno)
J2E (Profomisakari)
J2W (Aled ap Tomos & Nekonishiki)
J3E (Suwihuto)
J3W (inhashi)
J4E (Umigame & Kosimazaki(PhorCillic))
J4W (ChickyStarr)
J5E (Chankomafuji & Jesinofuji & MumboJumbo)
J6W (Chisaiyama & Domichi & Oshirokita & Pitinosato & Shitamachi & Yubinhaad)
J7E (Haidouzo & Jejima)
J7W (chishafuwaku & Cydrome)
J8E (Akōgyokuseki & Kitanoedo & Naganoyama & Obana & Takanorappa)
J8W (itchyknee)
J9E (Fatakiyama)
J9W (Kintamayama & Senkoho & Taikoubana & Yoohoo)
J10E (Athenayama & dingo & Houmanumi & Sukubidubidu)
J10W (hitotsubushi & Shio-kago)
J11E (Amamaniac & Fujisan & furanohana & Ganzohnesushi & Hakuhonofan & Jason & kotoshikona & orandashoho & Munjeezy & Sakura & yorikiried by fate)
J11W (Unkonoyama)
J12E (code_number3 & Shokikogi)
J12W (Churaumi & Holleshoryu & McBugger & Mmikasazuma & Rocks/Gansekiiwa & Saruyama & Tsuchinoninjin & Toratorii)
J13E (Achiyama & Andreas21 & Getayukata & Shatsume)
J13W (Gurowake & umbriel2)
J14E (Benihana & charliki/Gibuten & Yukiarashi)
J14W (Kintaro)
Ms1E (Kaioshoryu & kuroimori)
Ms1W (Wamahada)
Ms3E (Daughter of Sukubidubidu)
Ms3W (Ronnie/Gawasukotto & Ryoshishokunin & Tenshinhan)
Ms4E (Konrad/Konizan)
Ms4W (Bugman & ryafuji)
Ms5E (Akinomaki)
Ms6E (kedevash & Sagi)
Ms7E (Ayagawa)
Ms7W (Pandaazuma & Taiga)
Ms8E (Itachi & Uinseann)
Ms9W (Hoshihitomi)
Ms10E (Bumpkin)
Ms10W (Nantonoyama)
Ms11W (Andonishiki)
Ms14W (Kaito)
Ms16E (Kiritsubaki)
Ms20W (Screeching Owl)
Ms21E (Tsubame)
Ms26E (Tsukiko)
Ms28E (Derek)
Ms36E (Ajisen)
Ms53W (Johnofuji)
Ms56E (shimodahito)
Ms56W (Wakatake)
Sd44E (Kofuji-ICAN)
Sd48E (teo_heel)
Jk28E (wildcard)

If there are any corrections/misspellings or I forgot someone, let me know. Good Luck.

Hatsu results coming tomorrow. Thank you!
-shimodahito
Zuletzt geändert von shimodahito am 19. Jul 2020 18:09, insgesamt 1-mal geändert.

shimodahito
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2020

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From the bottom of the banzuke, the TORCH started here:
Start of 2020 Rikishi: TAIGA
Start-of-2020 Rank: JONOKUCHI 28 EAST

I didn’t have much faith with Taiga being the first TORCHBEARER of the year. Although he was once ranked as “high” as Sandanme 86, he 1) had been banzuke-gai TWICE; 2) had not won since Nagoya 2018; 3) since Aki 2018 had a record of 0 wins, 6 losses, and 30 absences. Then Hatsu 2020 started and when day 12 rolled around and Taiga was 0-0-6 and I suspected he may go banzuke-gai again OR intai….coronavirus was not involved.

But there he was on Day 13 for our first TORCH match facing last year’s first TORCHBEARER:

RIKISHI
TAIGA vs HATTORIZAKURA
RANK
JONOKUCHI 28 EAST vs JONOKUCHI 27 WEST

Player(s) up for points:
Mutsu’ohideki’s rikishi pick is HATTORIZAKURA
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

And Taiga won. So we ended where we started.

End-of-Hatsu Rikishi: TAIGA
End-of-Hatsu Rank: JONOKUCHI 28 EAST

standings:
1 point Mutsu’odeki
no points for the 99 others.

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And then there was Haru:

Start-of-Haru Rikishi: TAIGA
Start-of-Haru Rank: JONOKUCHI 18 WEST

We have been here before ~ starting Haru still in Jonokuchi…no panic.
Here’s a summary of the Haru fun:

DAY 2: Jonokuchi 18 West Taiga (0-0) defeats Jonokuchi 18 East Kyokushoriki (0-0)
DAY 3: Jonokuchi 18 West Taiga (1-0) defeats Jonokuchi 20 West Kyonosato (1-0)
DAY 6: Jonokuchi 18 West Taiga (2-0) defeats Jonokuchi 17 East Daishiryu (2-0)
DAY 8: Jonokuchi 18 West Taiga (3-0) passes the TORCH to Jonokuchi 22 West Shinohara (3-0)
DAY 9: Jonokuchi 22 West Shinohara (4-0) defeats Jonokuchi 10 West Shoryudo (3-1)
DAY 11: Jonokuchi 22 West Shinohara (5-0) defeats Jonokuchi 6 West Yatabe (5-0)
DAY 13: Jonokuchi 22 West Shinohara (6-0) defeats Jonidan 107 West Ishihara (5-1)

End-of-Haru Rikishi: SHINOHARA
End-of-Haru: Rank: JONOKUCHI 22 WEST
Natsu cancelled….new banzuke posted.

Start-of-Nagoya Rikishi: SHINOHARA
Start-of-Nagoya Rank: JONIDAN 16 EAST

Standings:
1 point – Mutsu’odeki
99 other players – zero

Good luck

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